By One Dental Care - Kunio Chan, DMD, MAGD
April 12, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

What dental crowns can do for your smile

Your teeth take a beating from the wear and tear of everyday life. The normal aging process also works to diminish your smile. Your teeth dental crowncan become dull, broken and unsightly. Having broken, weak teeth can keep you from eating the foods you love. It’s time to get your strong, youthful smile back again with dental crowns. Dr. Kunio Chan at One Dental Care, in Billerica, Massachusetts, wants you to know how dental crowns can strengthen your damaged teeth and restore your smile.

Dr. Chan wants you to know dental crowns work to strengthen your teeth by providing a protective “armor” that covers the visible part of your teeth. This is the part most prone to breakage when you bite or chew. Dental crowns shield your teeth from the natural stresses of eating and overuse. They actually hold your teeth together. In contrast, large metal fillings can weaken your teeth by dividing them in half. When you bite down on a large metal filling, the filling may break off, taking a piece of your tooth with it.

Dr. Chan may need to use metal posts and a metal framework to support your crown if your tooth is badly damaged. This is called a build-up and ensures that your crown has a firm, supportive foundation, just like a house.

Several materials are available for your new crown, depending on the location in your mouth and what material or characteristics you prefer. Dr. Chan offers:

  • Full gold crowns, which are the strongest, and typically reserved for back teeth where you need chewing strength.
  • Porcelain fused to gold crowns, which have both strength and cosmetic beauty just like your natural teeth. These crowns can be placed in any area of your mouth.
  • Full porcelain crowns, which are the most beautiful and most natural looking; they are the perfect choice for your front teeth and teeth that are visible when you smile.

Dental crowns can do a lot to improve your smile and strengthen your teeth. You owe it to yourself to be able to show a strong, beautiful smile to the world. Stop by and visit Dr. Kunio Chan, at One Dental Care in Billerica, Massachusetts. He can help you discover how dental crowns can strengthen your damaged teeth, so call today!